Glennville, GA, Boiler Explosion, Feb 1929

FIVE PERSONS ARE KILLED IN BOILER BLAST.

FIVE OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED -- GEORGIA SAWMILL EXPLOSION DAMAGES ESTIMATED AT $150,000.

Glennville, Ga., Feb. 23. -- (AP) -- A boiler explosion killed five persons, injured five seriously, and wrecked the $150,000 W. A. CANUET sawmill.
All the injured and four of the dead were mill workers. The fifth was ANNIE LOU KICKRIGHTER,
age 8, killed by a piece of boiler debris which hurtled through the roof of the KICKRIGHTER home, 200 yards from the mill.
CANUET said the cause of the blast probably was a dry boiler, and pointed to water glass petcock, which for an unexplained reason was closed at the bottom, making the gauge useless.
The dead:
ROBERT DEWITT.
JOHN HENDRICKS.
EDMUND BACON.
ANNIE LOU KICKRIGHTER.
LEE POLK, negro fireman.
The injured:
FLETCHER WATERS.
SAM GORDON.
TINTO MOODY.
ARNIE McCALL.
KENNETH BROWN.
BROWN, was taken to a hospital at Jesup probably in a dying condition. GORDON and MOODY also were taken to the Jesup hospital, the former with a scalded face and MOODY, with back injuries. Both were in serious condition.
Meanwhile, Miss Dorothy Blake, head Red Cross nurse at Savannah, and three other nurses under her direction, left Savannah for Glennville to aid the two local doctors in caring for the injured and their families.

The Evening Tribune Albert Lea Minnesota 1929-02-23

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